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Anti-Psychotics for Dementia, Yes or No?
Antipsychotic medications can be used to treat aggression and agitation in patients with dementia. They can have some unwanted side effects. But when the meds were stopped for a group of patients, symptoms returned.
Medication Errors Resulting From Name Confusion
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public to medication error reports in which patients were given risperidone ( Risperdal ) instead of ropinirole ( Requip ) and vice versa. In some cases, patients who took the wrong medication needed to be hospitalized.